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Blind Race Car Crew Chief Says He's 'Following A Dream'

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Crew chief Jay Blake lost his eyesight in an accident 15-years ago, but he says that didn't stop him from following his dreams. Crew chief Jay Blake lost his eyesight in an accident 15-years ago, but he says that didn't stop him from following his dreams.

Crew chief Jay Blake is considered an expert in racing and has a car that can travel up to 200 miles per hour, but he's never actually seen a race himself.

A forklift accident 15-years ago left Blake totally blind, but it didn't stop him from following his dream.

He now oversees the car, appropriately named "Follow a Dream."

The crew chief visited students at Universal Technical institute in Exton Wednesday to talk about his experience and his knowledge of engines.

Blake says he can fix an engine based solely on memory and touch. He says he visualizes what it looks like to do so and if he needs helps, a crew member isn't far away.

While the students at Universal Technical institute were excited to see the engines, they were more impressed with Blake.

Blake says walking away is easy, but to be successful you can't quit.

You can learn more about Blake on his website, Followadream.org.

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